Tonight we will be looking at aspects of making prints for exhibitions. As well as our Annual Exhibition in August also coming up are an exhibition in the Folly and the annual YPU exhibition.
A video presentation looking at aspects of judging pictures.
Gallery: "Best of 2018". A chance to show off your best pictures from last year and to explain what makes them special for you.
The Church of St Michael the Archangel in Kirkby Malham is an imposing building also known as the "Cathedral of the Dales".
Shy Burhan is a social documentary photography based in Shipley. She will be talking about her latest project "Life at 40" in which she documented 40 people who turned 40 in 2018.
For more information about Shy and her work visit her website:
Selected members will talk about the pictures they would take with them to the proverbial "Desert Island".
Gallery: "Still Life".
Cattle and sheep markets provided fascinating venues for photography, so we're hoping for an interesting morning.
Andy last visited us a few years ago, showing his pictures of the Ribble valley. Tonight will be the opportunity to see more of his excellent work.
A new one for SPG - tonight will be our first 'proper' competition with an outside Judge. Further details will be advised later.
Wed20Mar201914:00To be arranged
Which waterfall to visit will be decided nearer the time, in the light of weather conditions and other relevant factors.
Mon01Apr201919:30Townhead CourtArchitecture is my main subject of photography. This talk/presentation looks at various cities around Europe mainly focusing on modern architecture both in colour and monochrome. The subject can be in dark monochrome or the very light delicate tones of monochrome, in colour I show the vivid colour ranges of the Munich U Bahn to the subtle desatured colours of Stuttgart. In the talk/presentation I explain my thoughts behind the images some go much deeper showing the original RAW file that came out of camera and its journey through my vision and processing that makes the final image, I talk and show you through this process plus others I will show the final image and the RAW. It is not only an evening of showing images I try to explain my workflow, research and what to look for in architectural shoots to help your member if they shot architecture. Although the talk/presentation is digital I also bring a selection of prints for members to view.
Your chance to kick out the committee and generally cause trouble.
Gallery: "A Touch of Humour"
Tue16Apr201910:30Newhouses, near Horton in Ribblesdale
It's that time of year, and SPG member Jeanette Davidson has kindly agreed that we can visit Newhouses Farm again to photograph the latest batch of cute arrivals.
Fri17May201914:00Bingley Arts Centre
The YPU Exhibition is this year being shown in Bingley, and it's worth going because it's an oportunity to see the actual prints. Anybody who fancies making a day of it might also want to visit Saltaire in the morning.
If you don't want to drive there are direct trains between Settle and Bingley, with frequent local trains between Bingley and Saltaire.
Please note this date is a week earlier than our usual visits to fit in with the Exhibition opening times.
This evening members will be talking about photographic projects which they have been involved with recently. If you have been working on a personal project which other members would be interested to hear about then please speak to Peter Robinson, Andy Best or Rod Smith. It doesn't matter how small the project might be, if it's something you've found interesting then please let us all hear about it.
Gallery: "Art in Architecture". Your photographs taken in response to the talk by Les Forrester on 1 April.
An informal workshop covering various aspects of using your camera. If there any particular topics you would be interested to learn more about please contact Peter, Andy or Rod.
Alternatively, this could be a good time to wander round Settle on a warm sunny evening and take photographs. Or is there a flaw in that idea?
Gallery: "News and Views". Photographs are often used to illustrate news items or to make a point - a single picture is worth etc. So use your imagination to make some pictures which could be used in this way - perhaps commenting on some aspect of current affairs, or to make a point about something which concerns you.
Colt Park is a converted barn belonging to Natural England which they have kindly agreed to let us use. At this time of year the local hay meadows should be at their glorious best, providing lots of opportunities for photography.
There is only very limited parking available at the barn, so we will need to organise car-sharing. There are basic facilities at the barn - toilet, kettle and shelter from the rain if needed. If members wish to stay longer we can take sandwiches for a picnic.
The address is: Colt Park Barn, Chapel-le-Dale, Nr. Ingleton, LA6 3JF
Sun07Jul201910:00Village Hall, Horton in Ribblesdale
What it says on the tin. Bring your framed pictures for the exhibition, or bring your prints and frame them on the day.
Members will be divided into small groups and given some topics to discuss. It's often easier to discuss things in a small group rather than the full house, so it's a chance for everyone to contribute. Ideas for topics gratefully received!
Gallery: "Class". A word which has a variety of meanings, with lots of related words or phrases - classless, classy etc. What does it mean to you, or what examples can you find?
Wed17Jul201914:00Near Helwith Bridge
Dry Rigg quarry is easily seen as you approach Helwith Bridge from Settle. Apart from the obvious (lots of rock) it's also home to a wide variety of wildlife.
Tue30Jul201910:00Ashfield Car Park
Willing helpers needed to distribute pictures round the shops and offices in Settle.
Even in the digital world of vivid colours black and white pictures can still hold their own. Margaret and Rod Smith will talk about various aspects of this powerful medium.
Gallery: "Details". A speaker at a meeting I went to many years ago said "Big scenes are about feelings, the interest is in the detail". So lets see some pictures of details which you found interesting.
Tue20Aug201910:00Ashfield Car Park
Willing helpers needed to retrieve our pictures from the shops ready for the exhibition.
Fri23Aug2019Claham Village Hall
Morning - setting up the display boards.
Afternoon - hanging the pictures.
Evening - 7:30 for 8:00. Opening night - drinks, nibbles, pictures to look at and lots of nice people to talk to. Perfect!
Time and other details to be confirmed.
A look back at some of the trips we have made recently.
Gallery: "Black and White". Aah, some real photography!
Fri20Sep201914:00Gordale, near Malham.
Gordale with it's Scar and Janet's Foss with it's waterfall are both well known features near Malham which have probably been photographed millions of times by now. No pressure there, then!
Ray is a prolific photographer well known throughout Yorkshire (and even beyond!) for the quality of his pictures and the entertaining comments which accompany them. We should be in for a superb evening.
An informal competition where you can show off your prints to other members. It's also a good opportunity to chat about thenpictures, both your own and other peoples.
Members may submit up to two prints which must be mounted. Mounts may be 400x300mm or 500x400mm (20"x16" is acceptable), with member's name and picture title on the reverse.
There is no theme, pictures may be of any subject. You may show prints which were in the Exhibition.
Gallery - "Memories of Summer". With the summer we've had there is plenty of scope for variety, from floods to baking heat.
Tue22Oct201914:00Salt Lake quarry, near Ribblehead.
Salt Lake quarry was originally used as a source of limestone by the Midland Railway while building the S&C. It's now a nature reserve, with lots of interest in quite a small area. Be aware that it's liable to be wet and muddy, and quite uneven underfoot.
You've read the title, now you know as much as I do about what to expect!
Ian Beesley was born in Bradford in 1954, and is an Artist and Social documentary photographer as well as being Course Leader for MA Photography at the University of Bolton. He has exhibited all over the world and published 25 books, he's also a very good story-teller.
For more information about Ian and to see examples of his work visit his website: https://www.ianbeesley.com/
A look back at some of the pictures from the 2019 YPU Exhibition and forward to the 2020 version.
Gallery: "All Kinds of Everything" - photographs inspired by Ray Brammall's talk
Our previous attempt to visit the Church was abandoned because of the snow, so it's finger's crossed this time.
Melvin Nicholson is a UK based landscape photographer who runs workshops both in this country and around the world. For more information about Melvin and to see examples of his work visit his website: https://melvinnicholsonphotography.co.uk/
An informal evening of chat, including the traditional "Jacob's Join" and a Quiz.